POSTDOCTORAL POSITION focusing on synaptic dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders using cutting-edge electrophysiological measurements is available at Washington University School of Medicine.
Research in this position will rely extensively on patch-clamp measurements, with emphasize on biophysical studies at synaptic, neuronal and circuit levels, to study the mechanisms of excitability defects in a mouse model of Fragile X syndrome, the leading genetic cause of autism.
Applicants with extensive experience in electrophysiology are particularly encouraged to apply.
Qualified applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in neuroscience, biophysics, physics, or biomedical engineering, and have extensive experience in electrophysiology and familiarity with MATLAB programming. Trainee will work in a highly interactive multidisciplinary research environment at Washington University, which has been consistently ranked among the top five Medical Schools in the country. Highly competitive salary and benefits are available and will commensurate with experience.
Interested applicants should provide their CV and the names of two/three references via email to:
Vitaly Klyachko, PhD Associate Professor Department of Cell Biology and Physiology Department of Biomedical Engineering